My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic weekend cruise
from Vancouver to the Gulf Islands last weekend with 2 other couples. We chartered 40' Beneteau
"Nawitka" from Blue Pacific Yacht Charters (great to work with) out of False Creek and motored to Montague Harbour through Active Pass (40+ nm) - where was the wind
? Supper was at the Hummingbird Pub, thanks to a free ride from the marina on the Pub Bus! Not to be missed when at Montague.
Saturday was a trip to Van Isle Marina at Sidney for Lunch and a nice sail back to Ganges on Saltspring Island. Had the current
with us both ways thanks to the changing tide.
From Saltspring through Porlier Pass to Snug Cove on Bowen Island on Sunday. This while accompanied by a pod of 6 Killer Whales for an hour on the North end of Galiano Island. Beautiful creatures and rightfully in their natural envronment, not on public display in an aquarium! Once through Porlier we had a great 20 mile run on a close reach back to Bowen Island. Enjoyed porpoises, seals
and other sea life on the weekend as well.
Snug Cove is our favorite. Great marina with some of the best facilities. Very quaint with great selection of restaurants. We had pizza from the wood fired oven
at the Tuscany. Extremely tasty.
Girls shopped til noon on Monday then enjoyed a nice sail back to False Creek to end the weekend.
Highly recommend this excellent cruising area!
Next up.....5 day cruise
in September with more friends on a Lagoon 400
from False Creek to Desolation Sound and back. Looking forward to more cruising time in this area.